The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, Russell celebrated its grand opening on Thursday, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., with a formal program and ribbon cutting at 5:30 p.m. The freestanding memory care community is the 11th Morning Pointe location in Kentucky, located at 1063 Addington Dr., in Russell, KY, near Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital and adjacent to Morning Pointe of Russell personal care and Alzheimer’s memory care.
Responding to the increasing need of Alzheimer’s care in Kentucky, the Morning Pointe of Russell campus will now feature 38 additional specially designed apartments with programming geared toward residents with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory-related conditions.
“With the growing number of individuals in need of Alzheimer’s and memory care services, Morning Pointe is expanding to provide seniors and their families with more options and choices that enrich the quality of life,” said Greg A. Vital, president and CEO of Morning Pointe Senior Living. “We are continuing Morning Pointe’s tradition of providing senior care for more than 20 years by expanding our services to 11 locations across the commonwealth of Kentucky.”
The new memory care community is an expansion to Morning Pointe’s Alzheimer’s and dementia care services, including the Meaningful Day purposeful programming designed to promote independence, and SimpleC Companion, an intuitive, non-drug therapy using touch screen applications to promote improved engagement and memory.
Key features of the new memory care community include:
· Cuddle Therapy, specially crafted, lifelike dolls to bring a sense of calm and purpose to residents
· On-site physical, occupational and speech therapies
· Teepa Snow Activity Boxes
· Intergenerational and Music Matters programming
· Licensed clinical staff available 24 hours a day
· Individual care plans coordinated by licensed nurses and area healthcare providers
The addition of The Lantern complements the newly renovated 58 personal care apartments at Morning Pointe of Russell senior living community next door. The continuum-of-care campus features life enrichment programming, on-site physical, occupational and speech therapy, clinical nursing, multiple floor plan options, fine amenities, and nutritious, local, farm-fresh ingredients as part of Morning Pointe’s “Farm to Table” program.
Wanda Parker, senior executive director at Morning Pointe, says she has been looking forward to the expanded Alzheimer’s memory care services.
“We couldn’t be more proud to expand Morning Pointe’s services, as we continue to offer more choices for seniors and their families,” Ms. Parker said. “Our campus is positioned to address a variety of care needs for the 65+ population in Greenup County and surrounding areas, and having more options allows us to give better service.”
Morning Pointe is the region’s choice for senior living and Alzheimer’s memory care. In addition to the Russell campus, the senior healthcare services company operates 11 Kentucky communities in Danville, Frankfort, Lexington, Louisville and Richmond.